Take baby steps! Need to write a paper? Start with turning on your computer, then opening up a Word document, then drafting an outline. It’s those little things that help you build motivation.
- How do you make a do-able list? I end up wanting to write down a whole month’s worth of chores
- I am pretty intelligent, but I am losing the spark to study and work hard. I am getting lazier and more and more distracted. What should I do?
- How do I unplug?
- How can I focus and concentrate on my studies?
- How do you deal with the chaos in your mind that keeps you from being more regular with meditating?
Give yourself a real break. If we feel like we have work to do, we often feel compelled to be working – even when we’re too tired to make progress. Take a day off, take a nap, come back to it later. To prove you can, think back to how you shirked your duties one time when you became sick, and the world didn’t end, even though you didn’t work. Take a break to be more productive when you’re working.
Try using a timer on your phone to do a task. Start small and put your phone on airplane mode to remove distractions. Start with just 5 minutes and build over time. You'll build momentum over time.
- How can we achieve big goals?
- How can I keep from overloading my to-do list?
- How often do you revisit your to-do list in order to add points, prioritize, and check off items already done?
- What advice has helped you the most regarding writing a to do list?
- How many items is a realistic number to put on your to-do list?
- How do you keep from getting overwhelmed?
- How can I complete more of my to-do list in a day and really focus on the least exciting tasks at hand?
- What’s working better for you: exercising first thing in the morning or after your one big thing is done? Or evening?
- How do you prioritize the tasks on your list?
- Why do you write a to-do list?